20-008 | HR Officer

Job description

HR Officer

Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Term: Initial one-year contract with possibility of extension

Intensity: 32 - 40 hours


The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) works as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for climate adaptation solutions. We do this in partnership with the public and private sector, locally and internationally, through (I) programs; (II) advocacy and agenda-setting; and (III) research.

Adapting to climate change provides a “win-win” for livelihoods, food security, water supply, health, security, and economic growth. The work of GCA facilitates solutions such as smarter investments, new technologies, and better planning to become more resilient to climate related threats.

GCA is a rapidly growing organization with offices in Abidjan, Beijing, Dhaka, Groningen, and Rotterdam. The HR team is located in Rotterdam.


As HR Officer, you are key in the sustainable growth of GCA. You’re the first person colleagues go to with questions as well as the first person reaching out to candidates. GCA has grown at an enormous rate over the last years, and its success in doing so in the years to come heavily depends on your ability to contribute to a steady foundation. Furthermore, you support the onboarding of new colleagues and the payroll process; are responsible for all HR correspondence and administration; are an expert on our HR systems; and interact with various public local entities such as IND.

Job requirements


  • Someone who enjoys being the go-to person for questions and plays a central role in the organization;
  • You’re always looking for a way to do things better or smarter;
  • Structure, organization, and accuracy; even under stress;
  • Professional and intellectual capabilities at the higher professional education level;
  • At least 5 years of generalist HR experience in an international environment;
  • Fluency in Dutch and English


The chance to actually make a global impact dealing with the biggest challenge of our time! Other than that, you’ll be doing so in a dynamic, high-profile and extremely international working environment, in the largest floating office in the world


Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please reach out to us via HR@gca.org.


The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.


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